9 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now: 4/2/2013 Slideshow

Coconut & Lime — Coconut Cadbury Rice Krispies "Scotch Eggs"

Coconut & Lime is a "seventh generation Baltimorean, dog owner, reader, movie-watcher, sunglass-wearer," and, wait for it… "food lover." After starting Coconut & Lime back in 2004 as a way to record recipes and share with friends, it and she have since developed into a full time blog/blogger, professional recipe developer, food columnist, two-time cookbook author, and amateur food photographer. In this post—for those of you not yet sick of Cadbury treats of Easter—Coconut & Lime recreate scotch eggs with come sweet confections.

Civilized Caveman Cooking — Chocolate Blueberry Cake with Mango Cinnamon Frosting

Civilized Caveman Cooking is authored by a 27-year-old active duty US Marine, taking great pride in his time away from home, making a difference in many people’s lives. This marine, however, spent the good majority of his life overweight and out of shape. When he went to enlist, he was told he was “43 pounds over what I needed to be to even sign up, or leave for boot camp.” It was that moment that he chose to prove the world wrong, and to make some changes in his life. His changes were futile, however, developing induced compartment syndrome in his legs, and prompting surgery and therapy, as well as two years in a wheel chair. In the end, it was Crossfit that changed his life, and choosing to live a Paleo lifestyle. “I am always in a state of happiness with lots of energy.  I have never been stronger, faster, or looked better and all I can thank is the whole Paleo movement.” Well, we couldn’t be more in awe, and are cheering him on every step of the way in his healthier life and journey in the Marines. We also are happily indulging in his blog, and can’t wait to share this recipe for chocolate blueberry cake with mango cinnamon frosting that is Paleo-friendly and has photos oozing with flavor.

Looky Tasty — Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival 2013

Looky Tasty is a blog dedicated to "keeping you up to date on fun, food-related events happening in New York City and Chicago," and sharing some insider food deals. Here, they call our attention to the Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival, set on April 27th.

The Duo Dishes — Pumping Up Our Fruits and Veggies

The Duo Dishes, a duo otherwise known as Chrystal and Amir, two passionate eaters, experimental cooks, and college friends based in Southern California, began in 2008 as a showcase for mixed family traditions, regional fare, and new ethnic flavors—making both quick fix meals and elaborate feasts. In this post, they talk fruits and veggies, giving us a recipe for a spinach and avocado smoothie.

Binomial Baker — Farmer's Market Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Avocado Sauce

Binomial Baker appreciates nothing more than her very large family gathering around for a very large feast. She is studying to be a math teacher, loves to dance and sing, and loves to share her cooking adventures through her blog, where she's "just a college girl cooking her way through life one cupcake at a time." In this post, she gives a vegetarian Passover recipe that anyone can use.

Cookistry — Peanut Butter Cup Magic

Cookistry (Cook, Bake, Boil, and Bubble), is all about creating, experimenting, and playing with food in the kitchen. She believes cooking is a combination of art and science, where one cannot exist without the other.  In this post, she decides to take on one last adaptation of magic cake, previously tackling hazelnut flour and finely chopped nuts, and this time opting for peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Ingredients, Inc. — Figs Stuffed with Sesame Mint and Quinoa: Cookbook Giveaway

Ingredients, Inc. is a blog by Alison Lewis, editor-in-chief and founder of Healthy Travel, a digital magazine launching in March of this year. She has a number of roles on her résumé, from cookbook author to television and social media spokesperson to president of Ingredients, Inc., a media consulting company in Birmingham, Ala. Here, Alison gives us a recipe for a spring appetizer that is colorful and healthy.

Makobi Scribe — The Importance of Reading Food Labels

Makobi Scribe’s many voices comprise moms and bloggers from different backgrounds. Owner Jennifer Medeios writes about her weight loss journey, recipe creations, travel excursions and more, not to mention tips and tricks from being a mom of three boys, from age 19 to age 2.  Her counterpart Kelly, also a mother of three, blogs about green tips and trends, as well as a weight loss journey of her own. In addition to these main voices, guest bloggers add to the range of voice appearing on this site. In this post, Kelly steps back to the importance of nutrition labels, and giving them a good read, something we think is important not only for dieters, but for everyone.  

The Messy Baker — Easy Leftover Smashed Potatoes

The Messy Baker, Charmain Christie, blogs despite the disapproving eye of her husband and has a cookbook due on store shelves in spring 2014. She describes her influences as her mother and Canadian Living magazine; she loves fresh ingredients and balanced flavors, and won’t mess with anything too complex (except for when it comes to baking). She’s a trained journalist, and her favorite flavors all begin with “C”… coincidence? In this post, she targets leftovers, and gives a recipe she (appropriately) calls “smashed potatoes.”